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Subject:   No five star generals
Date:   2003-04-19 09:07:26
From:   anonymous2
There were no five star generals in the 1960.
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  • Ian F. Darwin photo No five star generals
    2003-04-22 08:10:31  Ian F. Darwin | O'Reilly Author [View]

    Yes, this point has been made. Mea Culpa!
    I think the story still stands if you read it as
    "N-Star General (where n <= NMAX sub 1960)"

    • No five star generals
      2003-04-29 04:05:30  anonymous2 [View]

      so how about documenting your source on that fine little anecdote?
      • No five star generals
        2006-05-31 13:23:24  Airman_from_Maine [View]

        Unless I missed something there were a total of 4 Five Star Generals/Admirals still alive in 1960. Gen. Omar N. Bradley was the last general to receive the 5th star (1950) and also the last to die (1981). Technically he was on active duty when he died and was usually present at Presidential Inaugurations.

        Below is a list of Names, Date of Rank, Date of Death
        Adm. William D. Leahy Dec. 15, 1944 07-20-1959
        Gen. George C. Marshall Dec. 16, 1944 10-16-1959
        Adm. Ernest J. King Dec. 17, 1944 06-25-1956
        Gen. Douglas MacArthur Dec. 18, 1944 04-05-1965
        Adm. Chester Nimitz Dec. 19, 1944 02-20-1966
        Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower Dec. 20, 1944 03-28-1969
        Gen. Henry H. Arnold Dec. 21, 1944 01-15-1950
        Adm. Willliam F. Halsey Dec. 11, 1945 07-20-1959
        Gen. Omar N. Bradley Sep. 20, 1950 04-08-1981